Big Cats Away – Mice Don’t Play

HHhockey – 22nd & 29th September; the 6th & 13th October – No Play
Sorry to those hanging around in Canberra, but with a good number on the road North, there is no point playing this week.
Same for Thursdays 29  September, 6 October and 13 October.
Well at this stage no play on 13 October. If we all get back early there is a chance we will have made peace with family and friends and be desperate for some more time on a paddock. Stand by on that!
We will DEFINITELY start again on 20 October.

Intercity Challenge 2022

Intercity Challenge 2022

The Merv Goodridge & Doug Dawson Cup

Sydney Masters Hockey Association will play host for the Intercity Challenge 2022. All games will be played on 19 & 20 November at Cintra Park (the home ground of Briars Hockey Club) in Concord. This was the 3rd field used for the 2013 Australian Masters Hockey Championships and is 10 minutes from Sydney Olympic Park.

The initial planning is for 2 games per Age Group (4 x 15 minutes quarters each game) commencing at 12.30pm on Saturday 19 November (to enable Canberra players to drive up in the morning).

The Briars Hockey Club will be the hosts and manage the canteen and hospitality for the weekend – this will include a BBQ throughout each day and drinks after each game and at the conclusion (for presentations on the Sunday afternoon).

Age Divisions. Along the same lines as 2021 – 4 teams: 34 to 49’s (Masters), 50 to 59’s (Senior Masters), 60 to 67’s (Grand Masters) and Over 68 (Legends)

Saturday 19 November

12.30pm          Legends

2.00pm            Grand Masters

3.30pm            Senior Masters

5.00pm            Masters

7.30pm            Dinner Function at The Locker Room Hotel in Sydney Olympic Park (Level 1 Function Room)

Sunday 20 November

9.00am            Legends

10.30am          Grand Masters

12 Noon          Senior Masters

1.30pm            Masters

Presentation at 3.00pm (30 minutes maximum)

Nominations.  Nominations will open on the ACT Masters website shortly. Keep a look out for a newsletter and Facebook post with details.

Accommodation. If you are interested in playing, you should make your own accommodation bookings NOW. There are a range of options close to Cintra Park/Sydney Olympic Park. Remember the Saturday night function is at Sydney Olympic Park and consider this when booking your accommodation.

Playing Strip.  ACT Teams will wear our normal ACT championship strip.

Hockey Action Shots

As well as providing for highly competitive hockey, the Masters Nationals also provides an excellent opportunity for the ACT teams to gather socially as a single group.  And these dinner-functions  should not be missed as they contribute significantly to our particular identity and spirit as ACT Master’s Hockey touring sides.  The seating at dinner tables is generally taken as teams, with wives and supporters.  Opportunity is taken to briefly introduce teams, important for across-the-board identity and recognition, but particularly so for the newer players and new sides.

In the background, on generally available big-screen TV’s, we ‘carousel’ collections of old teams and action shots.  However, holding up this part of the tradition now needs some tweaks and changes.  We seem to be missing out on some good action and team shots and this could relate to now, the ‘smart-phone’ easily does such recording {use landscape mode & high-res}.

So my request is that if you have some shots, smart-phone or camera, for contribution to our ‘Nat’s Gallery’, you might upload them to me (at or provide a selection, on USB, to Warrick, Leo, Mark or Craig.


Morris Trevethan

Nationals – Officials – Call For EOI’s

HA Masters National Championships
Expressions of Interest Open for Officials

Hockey Australia Masters call for expressions of interest for suitably qualified officials to officiate in Technical and Umpiring Panels at the Men’s & Women’s National Championships 2022.  Expressions of interest will close on Monday 30 May 2022

All selected officials are expected to abide by the Hockey Australia Officials Code of Conduct Attachment D . Interested officials should also familiarise themselves with the HA Masters Officials’ Role Descriptions before completing expressions of interest.  Please consider this carefully as you decide which position/s you wish to apply for.

Expressions of Interest can be completed at the links below.  Please check the relevant date requirements and read the Role Descriptions before completing your expression of interest.

Men’s National Championships: < Link Address >

Women’s National Championships: < Link Address >

This information will also be found on the News page of the Hockey Australia Masters website < Link Address > and Hockey Australia Masters facebook. < Link Address >

Please distribute this information via your networks and thank you for your continued support of Hockey Australia Masters.

Kind regards

Gail Lomas
Transition Implementation Officer
Hockey Australia Masters

Exp’s of Interest; Umpires & Officials; 2020 Masters Events

from Craig:

Hockey Australia Masters are again seeking expressions of interest for Technical and Umpiring panels, including HA appointed and volunteer positions at our 2020 Men’s & Women’s National Masters Championships.  EOI’s will close on Monday 13 January 2020.

Masters National Championships dates:

  • Men’s Masters Over 45s-75s, Gold Coast 27 June – 12 July (Officials may volunteer for full event or first week/second week)
  • Women’s Masters Over 34s – 65s, Cairns 1 – 11 July
  • Men’s Masters Over 34s & 40s, Gold Coast 1 – 10 October


In 2020, Hockey Australia will again provide:

  • 1x Officials Shirt (1x per person, not per event)
  • Umpiring Shirts – Green & Pink (for those who haven’t been issued them previously)
  • $10 Voucher each day to be used for lunch or dinner at onsite vendors
  • Light refreshments/snacks daily
  • Coaching / Mentoring & Feedback
  • Potential for HockeyEd Practical Assessments
  • Some Laughs (possibly)


Umpires and Technical Officials who are interested, should click on the links below to express their interest:


Technical Officials: